first_imgLinkedin Twitter Facebook ReddIt Fort Worth Botanic Garden holds grand opening for butterfly exhibit Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Greek organizations welcome new members with showcase Ernest Dominickhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ernest-dominick/ Ernest Dominick Ernest Dominickhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ernest-dominick/ Ernest Dominickhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ernest-dominick/ Facebook Twitter printFrogs for the Cure chair and breast cancer survivor Ann Louden made a special announcement and planned for the future at the organization’s 11th annual victory celebration on Tuesday.After a decade of service and engagement for breast cancer awareness, Louden said there is even more excitement planned for the upcoming year.Frogs for the Cure is an on-campus organization that works with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. The annual Frogs for the Cure Victory Celebration is an event that recognizes everyone who was engaged in the organization’s efforts the previous year.“The event is a celebration of all we have accomplished in 2015 and an opportunity for us to present the funds that have been directed toward Susan G. Komen,” Louden said.Louden also said the event was an opportunity to reminisce about creating and producing the organization’s annual music video. Last year’s video included more than 2,000 participants.Guests at the victory celebration interacted with SuperFrog, TCU cheerleaders, Athletic Director Chris Del Conte and NBC’s The Voice contestant Luke Wade, one of two featured vocalists in the 2015 Frogs for the Cure music video.“I love making music and playing shows, but what I enjoy even more is taking things I’ve learned from music and the fans I’ve made and connecting them with a great cause,” Wade said. “I’ve learned so much from people’s stories and have been touched by Komen and those involved in this fight. This will forever affect the way I write and perform music.”The mission of Frogs for the Cure includes providing awareness, offering education to TCU’s campus and the greater Fort Worth community and providing support to survivors and their families.Since its start in 2005, Frogs for the Cure has raised more than half a million dollars for Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth.Six-year breast cancer survivor and breast cancer awareness advocate Debbie Stevenson praised TCU for its involvement with spreading awareness.“Frogs for the Cure had a wonderful year in 2015,” Stevenson said. “What TCU is doing by spreading the word about breast cancer awareness is very important, especially to the young generation.”TCU, the only school in America that has a partnership with Susan G. Komen, was the first school in the country to host “pink-out” athletic games.Many who planned to attend the victory celebration expressed their enthusiasm for the program.“I’m really looking forward to seeing where the vision for Frogs for the Cure is going in 2016,” said Connor Roe, junior communication studies major.“There’s a real passion behind Frogs for the Cure and there are more people behind this cause than ever before,” said Liz Stallard, a senior whose mother is a two-time breast cancer survivor. TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless Linkedin 2015 Frogs for the Cure music video volunteers form a giant breast cancer awareness ribbon in the Campus Commons. Ernest Dominickhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ernest-dominick/ + posts Previous articleThe109: rabies cases often “overhyped” but remain a serious issueNext articleDepartment of Political Science offers opportunities for undergraduate research Ernest Dominick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Ernest Dominick is a journalism major with a minor in general business. He is from Marksville, Louisiana but has been based in Dallas since 2006. He is currently serving as a reporter for Greek Life at TCU. ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Botanic Garden to host 8th bi-annual butterfly exhibit Market Square makes changes in response to student complaintslast_img read more


first_imgThe Office of the Vice Provost for Research is excited to announce the third cohort of fellows to receive support from the Aramont Fund for Emerging Science Research. The Fund provides fellowships for exceptional early-career scholars.The awardees were nominated by the deans of their respective schools, who were invited to suggest the names of especially promising early-career faculty and postdoctoral scholars. As Aramont Fellows, the scientists not only receive funding for innovative research projects, but also join a growing cross-school network of some of Harvard’s most promising science scholars. (More information about the 2018 and 2019 cohorts is available here and here.)This research fund was established through the generosity of the Aramont Charitable Foundation to provide much-needed funding for high-risk, high-reward science conducted by graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty at Harvard Medical School, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.“We are grateful that the Aramont Foundation has made such a powerful investment in Harvard’s early-career scientists,” said Rick McCullough, vice provost for research and professor of materials science and engineering. “High-risk, high-reward projects often encounter the most difficulty securing funding from outside sources, but they can bear the most promising fruit. These scientists are tremendously talented, and I look forward to watching their boundary-pushing research develop.”The three new fellows are:Sophie HelaineAssistant professor of microbiology at Harvard Medical SchoolResearch project: “Impact of antibiotic persisters on their host during infection”As Helaine states, “Resistance to antibiotics is one of the most important challenges facing modern medicine.” Helaine studies antibiotic “persisters” — bacterial cells which survive both host immunity and antibiotics and remain in a non-growing state within the host. Using Fluorescence Dilution to study these cells in living mice, Helaine has proved that these persister cells are not dormant, but rather that they reprogram host cells. In this project, she proposes to use CRISPR technology to genetically mark the persister cells in order to determine whether they do indeed regrow, causing relapse, and whether their effect on the host cells makes the host vulnerable to other pathogens. By better understanding the role of persisters, Helaine will contribute to developing therapeutic responses to antibiotic resistance.Suyang XuAssistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology in the Faculty of Arts and SciencesResearch project: “Discovering Topological Axion Insulators – a material platform to simulate Dark Matter and to realize quantum technologies”Xu’s work spans both physics and materials chemistry. In this project, he proposes to isolate a particle called an “Axion”, which has been postulated but not yet realized, through low-energy electronic excitations of a novel material called a topological Axion insulator (TAI). Xu proposes to derive the TAI from a new material only recently synthesized. If successful, Xu’s TAI would provide a unique experimental platform to test the Axion physics and could provide uses from the creation of ultra-fast memory devices to the discovery of dark matter. With support from the Aramont Fund, Xu will hire a post-doctoral fellow and a graduate student to advance this project, expanding his group and serving as a mentor in this emerging field.Oluwaseun AraromiPostdoctoral fellow in materials science & mechanical engineering and bioengineering at the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied SciencesResearch project: “Physiological biomarkers for Parkinson’s Disease using high-resolution deformation-based myography”Araromi proposes to customize a sensor mechanism he previously developed for an upper limb wearable system, which will infer key physiological and clinically relevant metrics for early diagnosis and monitoring of the progression of Parkinson’s Disease (PD). PD is a disease where the critical capability to identify common biomarkers continues to prevent early and accurate detection and to hamper effective disease management. Araromi intends to use the sensors he has developed, which are inexpensive to produce, durable, and highly sensitive, to allow clinicians to monitor PD patients for hours or even days.last_img read more


first_imgThis time last year Letterkenny won the overall title of Ireland’s Most Enterprising Town.Along with the trophies came a small prize fund.Letterkenny Chamber had long discussions with the other stakeholders and after much deliberation it has decided to put some of the money towards the development of the market Square. Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce is promoting a comprehensive review of how the Market Square works as a public space and the potential use of this focal point on Main Street into the future.With the help of Donegal County Council and students from Queens University Belfast the views of people using Main Street will be sought during a day-long consultation event on Friday 6th December.Leonard Watson, President of Letterkenny Chamber explained “The Market Square when it was built was the jewel in the crown of Letterkenny Town Centre, however, over the years it has become clear that the space is not as accessible or suitable for events as was first thought. We have all stood at the square and had conversations about it.“As a Chamber we have organized events and have tried to use the band stand for various activities, but we realized we needed to be closer to the street. So, we thought this consultation fitted well with these ongoing conversations.” Individuals will be able to discuss their ideas and help inform the future use and layout of the Square as a space with potential to be used in any number of ways.The next stage, informed by comments gathered during the consultation day, is to commission a Design Competition funded by Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce from which detailed plans can be developed as the basis to implement the redevelopment of the Market Square should funding opportunities become available.This will be an on-street event taking place from 10am to 4.30pm.  Those carrying out the consultation will be located at Market Centre so call down and give your opinion.All views and opinions on the future visions for the Square are welcome and will be reflected in the design brief for the proposed design competition.Come and join us in shaping the future of this important place. Come and share your vision for Letterkenny’s Market Square this Friday was last modified: December 3rd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ConsultationdonegalletterkennyMarket Squarelast_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest OMAHA (DTN) — This week’s export sales report should be viewed as bearish for corn and milo and neutral for milo and wheat, according to DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman.For the week ending July 25, 2019, USDA reported an increase of 5.6 million bushels (143,100 mt) of corn export sales for 2018-19 and an increase of 5.1 mb (129,600 mt) for 2019-20. Last week’s export shipments of 27.7 mb were below the 31.9 mb needed each week to achieve USDA’s export estimate of 2.100 bb in 2018-19. Corn export commitments now total 1.964 bb in 2018-19 and are down 16% from a year ago. Thursday’s report was bearish for corn in 2018-19, Hultman said.For the week ending July 25, 2019, USDA reported an increase of 5.3 million bushels (143,100 mt) of soybean export sales for 2018-19 and an increase of 11.2 mb (305,500 mt) for 2019-20. Last week’s export shipments of 33.9 mb were just above the 33.1 mb needed each week to achieve USDA’s export estimate of 1.700 bb in 2018-19. Soybean export commitments now total 1.790 bb in 2018-19 and are down 16% from a year ago. Thursday’s report was neutral for soybeans in 2018-19, Hultman said.For the week ending July 25, 2019, USDA reported an increase of 14.1 million bushels (383,100 mt) of wheat export sales for 2019-20. Last week’s export shipments of 15.1 mb were below the 18.3 mb needed each week to achieve USDA’s export estimate of 950 mb in 2019-20. Wheat export commitments now total 327 mb in 2019-20 and are up 24% from a year ago. Thursday’s report was neutral for wheat in 2019-20, Hultman said.For the week ending July 25, 2019, USDA reported a slight increase of 200 mt of sorghum export sales for 2018-19 and none for 2019-20. Last week’s export shipments were below the 4.3 mb needed each week to achieve USDA’s export estimate of 85 mb in 2018-19. Sorghum export commitments now total 65 mb in 2018-19 and are down 67% from a year ago. Thursday’s report was bearish for sorghum in 2018-19, Hultman said.(BAS)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgTags:#Real-Time Web#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… We just spent a whole day talking about the real-time web a the RWW Real-Time Web Summit. While the general mood was obviously extremely upbeat, a few sessions at the conference also focused on some of the questions that still remain to be answered. Brizzly‘s Jason Shellen, for example, asked us what we hated about the real-time web, while Stinky Teddy’s David Hardtke focused on how we can make sure that information on the real-time web is credible.Questions That Still Need to be Answered?Here is a small selection of the issues that were raised about the current state of the real-time web:How do we know a user is credible? On the real-time web, we are obviously looking for speed, but that speed obviously comes at a cost. While traditional search engines can rely on PageRank-type algorithms that can give us an idea that a source is credibly and trusted, the real-time web’s focus on speed makes this highly impractical. Once we start filtering data, we automatically lose some of the real-time aspects.Are we trading in freshness for quality? Is quicker really always better and is less really more? After all, how often is the instant timeliness of the real-time web actually really useful? How can we filter the real-time web? How, for example, can we filter out the most boring people (even though there is social pressure to follow all your friends)? How can we find the most interesting stories? And how can we weed out spam? Even though many questions were asked about the real-time web and even though many questions remain to be answered, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the overall feeling was that the real-time web will soon be a normal part of everybody’s experience of the Internet. Now, all we need to figure out how we can extract the most value out of it without being completely overwhelmed by information overload, getting spammed by scammers, or bored to death by those of our friends who feel the need to tweet about what they had for breakfast.What Do You Hate About the Real-Time Web?What questions around the real-time web do you think still need to be answered? What is it that bothers you about the real-time web?last_img read more


first_imgThe Lalit Modi-BCCI feud has ended up costing Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar, whose payments for the work he did as an IPL Governing Council member are yet to be released.Gavaskar was part of IPL’s governing council between 2008-2010 and had been promised Rs 4 crore per year, over and above the Rs 1 crore for coming on board, by the then BCCI chief Sharad Pawar — a commitment which the present administration has not fulfilled till now.The public stance of the BCCI has been that the amount in question was a whimsical decision by the then IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.The fresh ammunition to the controversy was provided by Modi himself in an interview where he stated that the present BCCI President Shashank Manohar has not honoured the commitment to Gavaskar.”The money was promised to Gavaskar, it was agreed upon, it was on drafting stage of agreement (before the then set-up of IPL was changed). It’s been sitting on BCCI chief’s desk for years,” Modi said in a rare television interview earlier this week.Gavaskar, who is here on a commentary assignment, said, “Lalit (Modi) is only reiterating the facts of the matter. Since the first IPL was round the corner, I was informed that the paperwork and the formalities would be completed soon.”Mr Pawar had promised to have a meeting with his successor in BCCI and me but it’s been a hectic few seasons and so it hasn’t taken place.””However, since it is a commitment, made by the then BCCI president, I am sure, the matter will be sorted out to everyone’s satisfaction. I have full faith in Mr Pawar and BCCI in doing the right thing,” he added.advertisement- With PTI inputslast_img read more


first_imgWolves boss Nuno left frustrated after Southampton drawby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno was left frustrated after their 1-1 draw with Southampton.The visitors went ahead in sloppy circumstances from a Wolves perspective, as Danny Ings capitalised to slot home. Wolves showed the spirit to come back and equalise through Raul Jimenez’s penalty, and Nuno wants his team to learn from their performance and build on an improved second-half.He said, “I’m disappointed because one of the things we are, and must be, is solid and today we were not. Sometimes you have to stay in the game, Southampton broke us when we should be more solid in defence.“We created but not in the right areas we should. We played long, Southampton did very well, they pressed us very well, they were organised and are a very good team, they did a good job to make our task very hard in terms of possession of the ball.”He continued, “Sometimes it’s not what you want to do, it’s what the other team lets you do, but we should find better solutions. In the second-half we played better, we were more stable.“The goal we suffered was a mistake, we had to react, and we reacted OK, and then we pushed until the end.“It was not an easy game, it was a very tough game. It was very disrupted, not both teams controlling the game, we had an injury and didn’t play the way we should and could.“The game was very hard, we made mistakes, a lot of things happened in the game, so we have to improve for the next one.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


first_img Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says good customer service has to be a top priority, for the justice system to operate at the highest level of efficiency. Speaking at the recent launch of the Case Information Statistical System (CISS) for the Rural Circuit and Coroner’s Courts at the Jewel Dunn’s River Resort in St. Ann, Mr. Chuck said the Ministry has been investing a lot of resources into improving its customer service delivery, as “this is the most important part of the justice sector.” “Many of them are coming for the first time and it is important that our court staff treat them as if they are helping a pupil. We have to remember that many of them are ignorant of court processes, so we have to make it welcoming…we have to make it a pleasant experience,” he added. Story Highlights Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says good customer service has to be a top priority, for the justice system to operate at the highest level of efficiency.Speaking at the recent launch of the Case Information Statistical System (CISS) for the Rural Circuit and Coroner’s Courts at the Jewel Dunn’s River Resort in St. Ann, Mr. Chuck said the Ministry has been investing a lot of resources into improving its customer service delivery, as “this is the most important part of the justice sector.”“When our citizens come to the courts to access justice…to get information…this is where customer service is very important,” the Minister emphasised.“Many of them are coming for the first time and it is important that our court staff treat them as if they are helping a pupil. We have to remember that many of them are ignorant of court processes, so we have to make it welcoming…we have to make it a pleasant experience,” he added.Meanwhile, Mr. Chuck implored court workers to ensure that all files are documented so as to make for a speedier trial process.“This way we will know for sure as to how many files are there and which require immediate attention or closure. Not only will every case now has a number, but we will see how that case is progressing through the system,” he said.“I am looking forward to the day…maybe in a matter of months…certainly no more than two to three years…when our citizens go to court to access justice, and within a certain timeframe they can get a result…the file can be closed,” the Minister said.Mr. Chuck said that while judges and court workers sometimes get a bad rap and are unfairly accused of tardiness, “the truth of the matter is that when you see the statistics, the judges and the courts are overburdened with work.”“The statistics will be able to demonstrate that more personnel, more equipment, more technology and more resources must be allocated to the justice sector,” he pointed out.Mr. Chuck said it is important that the resources that are going into making the justice system better be used wisely and “where we can see that it is money well spent.”last_img read more


Ohio State answered one big question Wednesday among several uncertainties about the upcoming 2011 football season: Who will coach while Jim Tressel is suspended? Luke Fickell. OSU announced Wednesday that co-defensive coordinator and linebacker coach, Fickell, has been promoted to assistant head coach. Fickell will serve as interim head coach during Tressel’s five-game suspension to start the season. Fickell will retain his role as linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator, OSU athletic director Gene Smith said in a press release. “I am humbled and excited about the opportunity,” Fickell said. “I’m truly proud to be able to stand up here and accept this role.” Fickell spoke to reporters, but offered few details on how the coaching roles would change for next year. “We coach by committee. It never has been, never will be about one person in particular,” Fickell said. “This is still Coach Tressel’s team.” Fickell spoke about the struggles that will come along with Tressel’s five-game absence. “It will be difficult,” Fickell said. “We have to know whose team it is. It’s our team. It’s the seniors’ team.” Tressel acknowledged that it will be hard. He said OSU deserves his time 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “This year,” he said, “it may be 24/6.” Fickell is a Columbus native and a 1997 graduate of OSU. He played nose guard for the Buckeyes from 1992–96. He redshirted his first year and started the remaining four. Fickell said he was honored to have this kind of opportunity at his alma mater. This is Fickell’s 10th year on staff at OSU, with his responsibilities ranging from overseeing the punt team to being co-defensive coordinator. “A final version of Fickell’s updated contract has not been completed,” the university said in a press release. The university suspended Tressel for five games for not reporting known NCAA violations to superiors. Terrelle Pryor and four other players received improper benefits by selling memorabilia and receiving discounted tattoos in 2009. Athletic department spokeswoman Shelly Poe said OSU is awaiting the results of an ongoing NCAA investigation, and no questions regarding the investigation could be answered. Poe also acknowledged that the university has become aware of allegations from an HBO “Real Sports” report that former recruit Anthony McClover said he received sexual favors while on an official team visit in 2003. Poe would not say whether OSU would be investigating this and that said the university will not comment on the matter until more information is known. Tressel took the opportunity at the spring practice press conference to again publicly apologize. “The largest regrets I’ve had, have been when I’ve disappointed people, when I’ve let people down,” Tressel said. “The mistakes I’ve made are very disappointing. Certainly, I‘m sorry for that. Tressel said he has received encouragement from many people throughout the ordeal. “The strongest inspiration I’ve gotten has been from our tremendous administration, our staff and most especially, our team,” Tressel said. OSU will begin spring football practice today, and Tressel said he is looking forward to how the new team is going to look. “We’re excited that spring begins tomorrow. We begin that focus on these 2011 Buckeyes,” he said. “It’s going to be a little different team; there are a lot of new faces.” read more


first_imgBabcock said Parnell is also well-positioned for the work: “Parnell, in his previous work on AK LNG, moved the project along to a point it had really never reached before. And he stands ready to evaluate where we are as we move forward and advise the governor-elect.” Dunleavy announced his selection of Babcock as chief of staff during a speech at an Alaska Miners Association convention in Anchorage. Dunleavy said Babcock has a lot of experience and he has faith in him. The LNG project proposal is an 807 mile north-to-south pipeline from the North Slope oil and gas field to the liquefaction plant and marine terminal on the Kenai Peninsula, in Nikiski. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Former Alaska Governor Sean Parnell was named as Governor-elect Mike Dunleavy’s special adviser on the AKLNG project.last_img read more